What's Next? The IOM Report on Pain
June 29, 2011
At least 116 million US adults suffer from chronic pain. That's more than the number affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer - combined. The annual economic cost - $560 to $635 billlion.
That's according to a new report released by the Institute of Medicine, Relieving Pain in America-A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research.
Myra Christopher served on the IOM committee releasing the report, and describes how various groups plan to act on IOM recommendations in this edition of the Bioethics Channel.
Podcast with Myra Christopher
IOM link to press release and report brief